CazaPool3DTM (Java3D 8 ball Pool Game) by Franck Calzada, Mobile Entertainment Studio, Home Page


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Last revised: Jan 22, 2005
Introduction
Installation
How to play
Play it!
Screen shots
Latest changes
Rules
Known issues
Enhancements
Related jars
Golden book
Misc
Links

Introduction


Installation

Note that you need to have a Java 1.4.2.04 runtime and Java3D 1.3.1 installed!

Java3D Version 1.3.1This is a self-installing executable

jdk1.4.2_04This is a self-installing executable

To run CazaPool3D stand alone, please download the zip file from Sourceforges, unzip this file to a directory. Then you have two ways to run the game.

Install Web Start

See the Sun Microsystems Java Web Start Technology page to download and install Web Start.

You only have to install the Web Start program once, unless you need to update to a later version.

Under Linux and Solaris, you will be prompted for the pathname of the installed JRE - the Java runtime environment.

Be sure you are running Web Start version 1.0.1_02 or later. If you are using Netscape, after installing Web Start,

you must exit and restart Netscape.


How to play


PLAY IT!!


Screen shots


Rules

Game has 8 ball (eight ball) pool game built in among with other games. Official eight ball rules: 8 ball pool rules (eight ball) These pool games are played with a full rack of fifteen balls. If only one type of ball is pocketed during a break, (stripes or solids) the breaker is assigned that ball type. If both types are made, the breaker shoots again and assignment occurs when one type of ball is pocketed. If no balls are made itís the next playerís turn to shoot. If the 8ball is pocketed on the break it is spotted on the foot spot. 8 ball (eight ball)Rules: Object in 8ball games : Pocket all seven stripes or solid balls, then pocket the 8ball. Stripes and solids are assigned to a player by pocketing stripes or solid balls. After assignment, you must pocket All your balls before shooting the 8ball. A player that pockets the 8ball before pocketing his assigned balls loses pool game. 8 ball (eight ball)Rules: Winning the game 8ball : You must pocket all your balls and then the 8ball in the pocket that you called. 8ball sunk on the break wins game, except if the cue ball is scratches which causes a loss of pool game. 8 ball (eight ball)Rules: Call Pocket : You are required to call the intended pocket before pocketing the 8ball. The CPU is not required to call pocket. 8ball (eight ball)Rules: Combinations in 8ball games : Before assignment is made, you can hit any ball first; otherwise you hit your ball type first. Your opponentís balls or the 8-ball may be used in a combination shot as long as you hit your ball type first. 8 ball (eight ball)Rules: Fouls in 8ball games : The only foul is a scratch. If the 8ball is pocket on the break it is spotted on the foot spot. 8 ball (eight ball)Rules: Penalty For Scratching : Opposing player gets cue ball in hand. Player can place the cue ball anywhere on the table (does not have to be behind the headstring except on opening break). If you scratch while pocketing more than one balls of your group, then those balls are spotted at the break end of table one behind the other. 8 ball (eight ball)Rules: Balls Jumped off the Table : Balls jumped off the table are considered scratched and are spotted. 8 ball (eight ball)Rules: Losing the game : You lose 8 ball pool game if: you make the 8ball while any of your balls are left on the table; you scratch when shooting at the 8ball even if you make the 8ball, you make the 8ball on the break shot and also scratch.


Latest changes

01/04/2005

10/14/2004

09/21/2004

09/13/2004

07/27/2004

07/19/2004

07/09/2004

06/22/2004

06/18/2004

06/08/2004

06/06/2004

06/02/2004

03/20/2004

01/11/2004

12/31/2003

12/22/2003

12/19/2003

12/18/2003

12/05/2003

12/03/2003


Known issues

Please refer to sourceforge bug list (this list here is not updated anymore)


Enhancements

Please refer to sourceforge enhancement list (this list here is not updated anymore)


Related jars

The 3DS object/model loader


Forum

Please refer to sourceforge forum


Misc


Links


Home Page


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